WILMINGTON - Jessie Classon, 99, a resident of New England Power Road, died Monday, November 8, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
Jessie was born in Whitestone, NY, on July 28, 1922, the daughter of Robert and Grace (Quick) Kane, and graduated from Flushing High School in 1940. She married her husband Bob on October 28, 1942.
Shortly after their wedding he went off to war during WWII, while she stayed home and worked in a defense plant. In 1956 they purchased10 acres in West Halifax and built their summer home, “Birchwood Knoll,” where many happy summers were spent. They used to refer to it as “a little place to get out of the rain.”
Jessie loved her homes and cherished times spent with her family. She was an accomplished seamstress, gardener, and an avid reader. In her later years she enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida.
Jessie was preceded in death by her husband Robert Classon, daughter Susan Kalmar, and her brother Robert Kane. She is survived by her children Diane Chapman (Leonard), of Wilmington, and Scott Classon (Rob Williams), of Orange Park, FL; grandchildren Bill (Gretchen), Brian (Caryn), Bonnie, Kevin (Mary), Katie (Joe), and Kristin (Jeff); and great-grandchildren Will, Olivia, Taylor, Jordan, Bella, Ava, Emmy, Keely, and her namesake Jessie.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. The family would like to thank the Vermont Veterans Home for the wonderful care they gave Jessie, especially at the end of her life.
If friends desire gifts in Jessie’s memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home, c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.